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June 11, 2001 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week May 29-June 4

Grin and Bear It Annika Sorenstam's husband chronicles a week that didn't work out for his wife, who couldn't keep Karrie Webb from storming to her second straight U.S. Women's Open win

By David Esch and John Garrity

Open Question Can anyone at Southern Hills cut down Tiger Woods, who tore up the field at the Memorial?

By Seth Davis

Killer Holes The key to success at Southern Hills? Avoiding disaster on these three ferocious par-4s, says Nick Price, the last man to win a major there

By Nick Price

Almost Famous A narrowly avoided confrontation with Hogan is the author's most vivid recollection of the 1958 Open

By John Garrity

Subway Series After two trips to the city playoffs, this bunch of beginners can call themselves the new Bronx Bombers

By Franz Lidz

Root of all Evil Getting a 130,000-pound laurel oak out of the ground proves to be a devilish task

By John Garrity


By Gary Van Sickle

Caddie Cam The action is always hot at Southern Hills

By Linn Strickler

My Shot The Tour's fear of carts is the same form of bigotry that caused the Caucasian-only clause

By Stanley Mosk

Catching Up With...

Gus Williams, Super Sonic JUNE 11, 1979

By Sunny Wu

Si View

A Bridge Too Far Ty Cobb's dentures are among the bizarre objects coveted these days by crazed collectors

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By Chris Ballard

Horse Sense For the budding racing enthusiast, a stable of websites can provide an introduction to the sport

By John O'Keefe

Different Looks

By Chris Ballard


Bop Till You Drop There aren't many great fighters in the Naval Academy's annual boxing tournament, but there are always plenty of great fights

By John Eisenberg

Stanley Cup Finals

Scary Good To be at their frightening best, the Devils need to face the terror of losing

By Kostya Kennedy

Special Report

Open Secret In 1999 Southern Hills, the site of next week's U.S. Open, had swastikas and obscenities burned into its greens with acid. The case was hushed up, but last week the man charged with the crime, still at large, spoke freely with SI

By Ivan Maisel Special Reporting by George Dohrmann and Don Yaeger


Magic Act With a mix of power pitching and dugout sorcery, the once-reeling Cubs reeled off an improbable 12-game winning streak

By Jeff Pearlman

NBA Playoffs

Playoff Payoff Dikembe Mutombo vindicated a hotly debated trade by powering the 76ers past the Bucks and into the Finals

By Ian Thomsen

Outrageous Fortune There's just no accounting for the charmed life of the Lakers' Rick Fox--unless you believe in old-fashioned hard work

By Richard Hoffer

Pro Football

Making Waves AWOL from Colts workouts, Edgerrin James is cruising through the off-season at a pace worthy of the NFL's two-time rushing champion

By Michael Silver


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella; Daniel G. Habib; David Sabino

Inside Tennis

Inside Tennis

By S.L. Price

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Brian Cazeneuve; Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Baseball [bonus Piece]

Handy Man The Rockies' Larry Walker has all the major league tools, and he wields them like a master craftsman

By Richard Hoffer

Josephine Palookas

By Rick Reilly


Baseball and golf: New York Politics, Boston's last hurrah and Gentle Ben

By Ron Fimrite

Going Out with a Shout As Bill Cleary retires as Harvard athletic director, he rips the ills of college sports

By E.M. Swift

Leading Off

Spring Fling


Out of Africa Stellar Sparks guard Mwadi Mabika is living the girlhood dream she had in Zaire

By Kelli Anderson


By Tom Verducci; Franz Lidz Edited By Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Faces in the Crowd

Edited By Albert Kim and Mark Mravic